Live, Work and Play in the South Loop

When it comes to a beautiful and inviting urban oasis in Chicago, the South Loop has it all. It is perhaps one of the most unique and trendiest areas to call home today. What the South Loop does well is to provide the ability for residents to live, work, and play in the same area, a growing trend across many large metro areas. Located just south of the Chicago Loop, it really does have a great deal to offer today’s resident.

The South Loop is also one of the largest areas of new condo development in Chicago. Just like some of the other Chicago neighborhoods with a new developments, the community management needs of these new buildings keeps First Community Management involved in the area and in-the-know on the latest news and happenings. While these new, luxury hi-rises are certainly visible on the South Loop skyline, there are also many tree-lined streets with single family homes and townhomes tucked in throughout the neighborhood.

Autumn Cityscape of Chicago

What Is There to Do in South Loop?

Located just to the west of the city’s famous Museum Campus and just to the south of the Loop is one of the largest areas of new development of condos and townhomes in Chicago. The area has been growing quickly with outstanding value. Take a look at some of the best things to do in this neighborhood..

  • You are right near some of Chicago’s largest parks, Grant Park and Northerly Island and to Lake Michigan itself.
  • Chinatown is walking distance.
  • Historic Printers Row is in this community, providing the best backdrop for a bit of book shopping.
  • Check out one of the many Jazz clubs or head to Reggie’s for live music or some barbeque on at the casual rooftop bar.
  • Spend some time walking around McCormick Place.
  • You can walk to all of the most popular Chicago museums including the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Check out Overflow for a fantastic cup of coffee or head to Mercat A La Planxa for fresh tapas.
  • Shop at the numerous small, artisan style boutiques here or get all of your big errands done by visiting the larger retail shops located in the area.
  • Go to a Bears game or a concert at Soldier Field.

While the area does get a lot of attention from tourists, you will find it is becoming the place to live in Chicago. The abundance of dog parks (almost every other block!) attracts a lot of pet owners to the area. It is so close to the Loop and Grant Park that anyone who loves Downtown Chicago and wants to be near to it will appreciate what the South Loop has to offer.

Facts About the South Loop

Overall, the area is a moderately priced area to live in with home values on the rise. Young professionals love this area with the proximity to downtown and the vibrant setting. It is hard to overlook the benefits here.

  • Easy to access right from I-290 or I-94, or along Lakeshore Drive, making it ideal for the commuter.
  • The community is on four CTA routes and 32 bus routes, making it very accessible locally.
  • The community is home to about 33,380 people spread over about 2.3 miles.
  • The median age here is about 36.
  • The average household size is 1.8 people.